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AP Report: Calhoun reveals he had cancer surgery in May


Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun had surgery in May to remove an apparent cancerous growth from his lungs, according to an Associated Press report.

“It was cancer-related, yes,” he told The Associated Press. “I’m not going to talk about it. I was out for a day and a half. I’m completely healthy now.”

Calhoun, 70, had three other bouts with cancer: prostate cancer in 2003 and two separate instances of skin cancer. This past February, Calhoun had surgery to repair spinal stenosis. He also fractured his hip during an Aug. 4 bike ride, which “gave him time to think” about a possible retirement. The Hall of Fame coach stepped away from his head coaching position at UConn on Sept. 13. He now works as a Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.

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  1. Jeffrey Blum says:

    I liked Coach Calhoun for his job done at Uconn. He has an equally good replacement. I hope he stay at Storrs for a while longer. His presence is vital to keeping Uconn a viable B-ball program.